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Artist: Vital Escape

Title: Escapism

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Vital Escape Escapism Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: JAC Music

Catalog Number: VIT 001


Jack Cooke lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Adrian Rose bass, backing vocals
Chris Rose drums, backing vocals


1.  Time and Money  3:41
2.  Visions  4:06
3.  Give It All Up  4:10
4.  Only Your Love  5:14
5.  Silent World  5:43
6.  One and One  5:07
7.  The Last Chance  4:09
8.  Someone Somewhere  5:02
9.  One Small Step  5:05
10.  Here to Stay  5:05
Total Running Time:  47:22

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Existing comments about this CD

From: David Date: May 8, 2003 at 5:15
Wow!, I don't know anything about this band but from what I hear in the samples, it sounds awesome!

From: steve Date: December 11, 2003 at 19:05
top of the range band

From: koogles Date: January 16, 2004 at 16:44
Vital Escape's name might conjure up thoughts of Survivor and Journey in AOR wedlock, but actually, these guys are closer to Giant or Mr. Big. Decent but by no means essential.

From: Rycheage Date: March 24, 2004 at 0:42
For a collection of ten songs, there are some good slices of hard rock on offer. Like the pulsating keyboard sequences of 'Visions', or the pick of the bunch pairing of 'Give It All Up' and the galloping guitar romp that is 'Silent World'. Even 'Only Your Love', with it's Alannah Myles 'Black Velvet' strut meets Gamma's 'Voyager' comparison has its moment, despite the flat sounding production.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 8, 2004 at 5:24
Think they're an English band from what I can remember, they certainly have that English Jagged Edge/No Sweat sound. Not essential, but a very good mixture of mid-tempo rock and AOR. 'Visions' and 'Give It All Up' are the most AOR, and most appealing to these ears. My album has a different, and far worse cover than this (believe it or not!)

From: Nick C Date: November 16, 2004 at 16:56
I saw this band one year at the 'Gods of AOR' in Wigan and they were excellent. Nice examples of melodic hard rock here. Silent World is brilliant as are Time and Money and Visions. Originally it came out in another sleeve before the one shown here. I wonder what happened to them as I reckon they could have been world beaters with a few more albums/experience under their belts.

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From: Jez Date: November 17, 2004 at 5:01
Very solid Brit melodic rock. This lot always remind me of Thunder in places aswell as the bands mentioned above. A shame they only released this album (i think), as this was a very promising debut album.

From: z4roxx Date: February 24, 2005 at 23:18
It's not a bad cd,decent mix of melodick hard rock with some aor song,too.Vocals is good and production is decent anyway.There are some filler songs but totally is pretty good.6.5/10.

From: orietto Date: February 25, 2005 at 13:22
ehi z4roxx i throwed this one out of the window as i didn't liked and any 'monnezza-netturbino' seller on the street wanted to buy it form me...ahahah 4,5/10 as they try to sound as Terry Thomas stuff (90-92 bad company) but 10000 times weaker...

From: Geoff Date: February 25, 2005 at 18:48
I had to make a pretty vital escape out of the room when I put this one through the speakers! No, I'm joking. It's not that bad, but it sure ain't great either. I think I've played it once, and don't really plan on playing it again... maybe one day. Okay but very average hard rock IMO.

From: oliver Date: February 27, 2005 at 3:01
decent cd. too much fillers, not enough strong melodies. not a must. 6,5/10

From: Luke Date: April 1, 2005 at 4:34
A quality debut, not exactly my genre but a realy powerful sound (time & money made for a fantastic opener). If your wondering what happened to this band, they had to stop due to Adrian (bassist) falling ill. However try looking for a band called radiator. This is the original drummer + singer, and I believe that they went on to sign to EMI.

From: headbanger4life Date: November 8, 2005 at 3:44
I thought that this was a pretty good melodic hard rock/AOR release. I have the Japanese version w/2 bonus tracks. Not bad at all for a first release.

From: rock4life Date: February 5, 2006 at 10:34
Watch out for Vital Escape again in the near future

From: Remastered Reason Date: May 3, 2006 at 2:00
Man, the tune 'One Small Step' is mesmerizing & as cool as the other side of the pillow. Excellent stuff.

From: erik Date: April 17, 2010 at 12:27
like headbanger4life i think this an excellent melodic hard rock release. very good voice. If this is mediocre then nowadays only shit is being released... They have that Thunder, No Sweat, Roadhouse, Gun sound from those days. Time and Money, Visions , Give it al Up, One on One, The last Chance and Here to Stay are all excellent melodic rock songs. Positive and promising debut. Pitty nothing 2 follow.... 80/100

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 20, 2010 at 13:42
Very Good AOR/Melodic Rock, i'm with Erik here more in veins of The Now, De Mont, The Heroes, Worrall or Then Jerico with some of New Wave/Pop from 80's, i'm a total lover of these kind of bands with these styles "Silent World (my fav), One and One, Someone Somewhere, The Last Chance & One Small Step" are my fav songs in this very good album, 85/100.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 1, 2010 at 20:35
Killer album!!!..love it all!!! ...highly recommended 4 sure..Jack Cooke sounds like Eric Martin at times (Mr Big)..catchy Hard Rock/Melodic Rock....the best tracks for me were "Visions","Give It All Up","Silent World","One And One" & "Here To Stay"...then we have some other good moments such as "Time & Money" & "One Small Step"..the re edition brings 2 bonus tracks that are really worth "Long Way To Go" & "Trick Of The Light"..anyway a very rounded album with songs that will put your mood up!.95/100

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